Comparison of the FY03 Clapp Memorial Library Collection to those of 53 Group 4 (serving pop. of 10,000 to 14,999) Massachusetts libraries.  (Figures for FY2004 are not yet available from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, FY2003 figures are used.) 

  

GROUP D/ BELCHERTOWN

 Population

Average Group D  Collection   Size

Belchertown    Collection Size

AVERAGE Group D per capita Holdings

Belchertown Per capita Holdings

Group D Lib.

10-15,000

58,565

22,729

4.89

1.68

Belchertown

13,512

 

 

 

 

The Clapp Memorial Library  Collection is 58.6% smaller than the average  of all Group D libraries.

FY03 Clapp Memorial Library COMPARATIVE HOLDINGS DATA WITH PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN 7 NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES: (Figures for FY2004 are not yet available from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. FY2003 figures are used.)

 

LIBRARY

POPULATION

MINIMUM STANDARD PER CAPITA HOLDINGS

CURRENT PER CAPITA HOLDINGS

MINIMUM Recommended COLLECTION

 

CURRENT COLLECTION

Granby

6,271

5.2

3.4

32,609

21,399

Orange

7,530

5.2

6.3

39,156

47,220

Monson

8,534

5.2

4.6

44,376

38,856

Ware

9,823

5.2

4.5

51,079

44,093

Palmer

12,708

4.0

5.4

50,832

68,303

Wilbraham

13,728

4.0

5.4

54,912

73,601

BELCHERTOWN

13,512

4.0

1.7

54,048

22,792

E. Longmeadow

14,505

4.0

4.5

58,030

65,433

AVERAGE

10,826

4.6

4.5

48,129

47,704

BELCHERTOWN RANK

3RD OF 8

 

8TH OF 8 Lowest

 

7TH OF 8

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